Job Openings

The Morgridge Institute for Research is a private, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving human health through interdisciplinary biomedical research, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Science Writer – Student Position

Job Purpose: The NSF Partnership to Advance Throughput Computing (PATh) is looking for a student science writer to promote the impacts of the project on research and campuses across the

Postdoctoral Research Associate – Computational Biology

The Stewart laboratory is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to develop novel computational data analysis tools and apply them to large biomedical datasets. This position involves the integration of multiple data types, including but not limited to: RNA-seq (bulk, single-cell, spatial), ATAC-seq, and large text datasets such as PubMed or patents.

Investigator in Tumor Virology

The Rowe Center for Virology at the Morgridge Institute for Research, in collaboration with the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH), is searching for a joint Morgridge Investigator / McArdle Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Tumor Virology.

Assistant Systems Programmer

The Morgridge Institute for Research seeks an Assistant Systems Programmer to support research projects and day-to-day operations of the Skala Lab. The Skala lab collaborates with UW–Madison Biomedical Engineering to develop new methods to understand and combat cancer using photonics-based technologies, and is particularly interested in developing personalized cancer treatment strategies and more effective cancer therapies.

Civic Science Fellow

There will be two Rita Allen Civic Science Fellows at the Morgridge Institute; each is a full time 18-month fellowship position focusing on evidence-based approaches to communicating about science in polarized political or information environments.  The fellows will develop and empirically evaluate real-world strategies for public engagement with science that meaningfully connects communities across different ideological or value-based fault lines.

Student Web Developer

As a part of the Morgridge Research Computing Group, the Student Web Developer will help manage the user-facing presence (design, layout, UI, and functionality) of web pages for a range of projects, including the Partnership to Advance Throughput Computing, the OSG Consortium, and HTCondor.

IT Student Intern

The IT Help Desk Student Assistant will be responsible for assisting users with hardware, software and applications problems, and providing IT support with Windows, MAC and Linux desktops and network/server infrastructure, including troubleshooting problems and equipment maintenance.

Systems Administrator Intern – Student Position

We are seeking students looking to work 10 - 12 hours per week starting January 2023 (and more during breaks, if desired) to assist our systems administrators and to gain valuable training and education on state of the art hardware, complex systems and leading technologies.

Postdoctoral Research Associate – Skala Lab

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Skala lab at the Morgridge Institute for Research. Dr. Skala’s lab develops new methods to understand and combat cancer using photonics-based technologies.

Postdoctoral Research Associate – Metabolism, Biotechnology and Functional Genomics

The Opportunity In the Cantor lab, our guiding hypothesis is that existing model systems have masked critical insights into human cell-environment interactions. We test this through a variety of approaches

Metabolism Lead Investigator

The Morgridge Institute for Research, part of the dynamic research community at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, seeks an accomplished investigator to lead the Morgridge Metabolism Theme. This energetic and talented researcher will lead an innovative and collaborative research team addressing key questions in metabolism.

Postdoctoral Research Associates / Trainees in Cryo-EM Structural Biology – Ahlquist Lab

Postdoctoral research associate positions are available immediately in the Ahlquist Lab (Morgridge Institute and University of Wisconsin - Madison) to advance our recent use of cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) to reveal the first structures of genome replication complexes of positive-strand RNA viruses, which include coronaviruses and many other important pathogens.


The Morgridge Institute for Research, part of the dynamic research community at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, seeks an accomplished researcher to join its team of investigators. We invite applications from creative and collaborative scientists making important contributions to fundamental issues in developmental/regenerative biology.